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Retaining Personal Data and User Prefs when doing a Clean Linux Install

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By Marcel Lecker

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Posted: 6 Jan 2005
 

Problem:

Retaining personal data and user preferences when doing a clean Linux install

Solution:

Create a separate partition for /home.

Next time you reinstall (to upgrade presumably), identify the partition as /home with the partition layout tool, but don't format it.

User files and preferences will all stay intact (assuming the same login name is used), allowing for relatively seamless upgrades.


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